Aloha Everyone! Publisher Tommy Russo here. For almost 25 years, MauiTime has been a constant presence in our island community, but never have we been more challenged to serve you than in the past eight days. We have rushed to bring you the latest information on the COVID-19 crisis, publishing more than 70 news stories […]
New tech brings new toys. Nearly two decades after the self-balancing miracle ushered in by Dean Kamen of Segway in 2001, the promise of a future which includes personal people movers is now becoming available to the masses. Though several form factors for the self-balancing wheel are popular, One Wheel rates the highest on ease […]
After 16 Days in the forest missing Maui woman Amanda Eller was found alive. From above in a helicopter, ground search team leader Chris Berquist spotted her in sitting a creek. Berquist has spent more than two weeks leading Amanda’s search efforts, today taking a helicopter far outside the search area near Twin Falls in […]
Social media is where broken hearts are shared. Immediately after Councilmember Tasha Kama changed her committee vote – a known swing vote – to approve Mayor Mike Victorino’s embattled appointment for Corporation Counsel, Patrick Wong, the nastiness began. The most hurtful comments came in the form of name calling. Others leveled unsubstantiated allegations of nepotism. […]
Listen to coqui frog at the corner of Waiale rd and Kuikahi.
Fresh off interviewing Mark Zuckerberg for the Senate’s Commerce and Judiciary committees, Senator Brian Schatz talks with Bill Maher on his HBO Show Real Time. Schatz discusses Syrian bombing campaigns, long war authorization from Congress, and taking in as many refugees as possible.
Kihei Salvation Army’s donation system is taking a toll on South Maui’s La`ie Wetlands. The wetlands are located behind Kihei Salvation Army’s Halekuai Street location. According to Salvation Army management and neighbors, the trashing of the wetlands has be going on for years (see video at the top of this post showing the extent of […]
Trevor Noah is one of the smartest and most dynamic people on television today. In 2015, the South African comedian took over for Jon Stewart as host of the popular The Daily Show on Comedy Central. It’s an understatement to say he’s been busy this last year. Noah was always interesting to watch, but ever […]
During the dinner break of the Maui County Council’s organizational meeting on Monday, Jan. 2, I spotted Corporation Counsel Patrick Wong standing outside the Kalana O Maui building. Walking up to him, I asked for an update on his high stakes Las Vegas gambling hobby. Watch the video for his response. As we reported in our June 17, 2015 […]
This morning dozens of Hawaii State and County workers along with DLNR and Maui Police remove camps along Kahului Beach Road on Tuesday morning.
Captain Kirk beams down to Maui next Wednesday, Dec. 30. At 84, William Shatner–star of Star Trek, T.J. Hooker, Rescue 911, Boston Legal, S#*! My Dad Says and those Priceline commercials–is the latest to headline the Maui Celebrity Series. The living legend who began his career in radio will spend an evening with comedian Paul […]
Booker T. Jones, the renowned guiding light of modern soul music and headliner of the legendary band Booker T & the M.G.s, will take the stage at Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. Doors open at 7pm with Maui’s own WAVETRAIN getting the good vibes started at 7:30pm. Tickets go on-sale […]
Comedian Bob Saget will perform (along with crooner Brian Evans) this Sunday at the Sheraton Resort in Kaanapali as part of the new Maui Celebrity Series. We spoke with Saget a few days before the show, and it turns out the star of Full House, Fuller House and America’s Funniest Home Videos is a really […]
Here’s the drone footage from the rescue of stranded hikers due to flash floods from August 24. Notice at the :25 mark when the whitewater from the waterfall rapidly expands while a hiker is in the water at the top of the fall. At :46 mark, the man, unable to hold on, goes over the waterfall. […]
Seriously, If you love @Mauitime and think progressively, don’t miss Jim Jefferies. His #Freedumb tour is funny as hell and his gun control bit went viral last month after continued gun violence on the mainland. Watch video below and view a handful of tweets. https://youtu.be/VwzsmUAXs7s Woopie Goldberg is a complete moron #BillCosby — jim jefferies (@jimjefferies) […]
The tiny house movement is getting big on Maui. Most notably is the blog and Facebook page Tiny House Hawaii, which recently passed 5,000 Likes on Facebook. The blog is ran by Erik Blair, a local social media entrepreneur who builds websites, advocates for coworking and advocates the downsizing of domociles. Tiny houses are actual houses, just, well, tiny–often 300 square feet […]